Guest Post: Slow Cooker Black Bean Chili

I am super excited to have my friend Ginny from Vegan in the Freezer guest post today.  Some of you may already follow her and know that her recipes are amazing and also very easy!  She is sharing her Slow Cooker Black Bean Chili with you today.  One can never have too many slow cooker recipes right?  So here you go!

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Do you want a great tasting slow cooker dinner for pennies?  Something with lots of spices for all kinds of flavor?  Well, Slow Cooker Black Bean Chili is it! Some days, in fact many days, it is so nice to be able to drop a mix of ingredients into a crock-pot and be on your way.  In the winter it helps warm the house and in the summer you can put your slow cooker on the patio and dine al fresco.

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White Bean Chili (Vegan and Gluten Free)

White Bean Chili.  I have been wanting to do a slow cooker bean chili for quite some time.  Problem is, I wasn’t sure how to make a white bean chili.  So naturally, I ask my husband who is the chili expert in the house.

He also created the delicious sweet potato chili that is already on the blog.  I was very pleased with his recipe for this white bean vegan chili as well.  This white bean chili recipe is so simple and it can be made in the crock pot when you are not even home!  To me, those are the best kinds of recipes. 🙂


white bean chili

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Amazing 3 Bean Sweet Potato Chili (Vegan)

This Sweet Potato Chili recipe is fantastic!  I cannot take credit though.  My husband Marcus created it.  He is the chili guy in the family.  Actually, up until recently, he was the cook too!

I have learned a great deal from him. 🙂  Also, I should mention, this sweet potato chili is super easy to make.  You just throw everything in a pot and cook.

It would probably be extra good slow cooked in the crock pot.


sweet potato chili


We brought this healthy chili to a family member’s house on Thanksgiving.  Everyone that tried it, loved it.   This recipe also makes a large amount so you can freeze some for those busy days.  I freeze it in serving sized containers.


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Amazing 3 Bean Sweet Potato Chili

Amazing 3 Bean Sweet Potato Chili

Prep Time 20 min Cook Time 3 hr


  • 3 cups veggie stock
  • 2 cups black beans
  • 2 cups kidney beans
  • 2 cups pinto beans
  • 1 28 oz can organic diced tomatoes or about 7 cups diced tomatoes
  • 1 onion diced
  • 1 cup corn (please try to buy this organic)
  • 2 sweet potatoes diced
  • 4 med-lg garlic cloves minced
  • 1 T chili powder
  • 3/4 T cumin
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 2 T oil (we used grapeseed oil)


  • We use dried beans and just soak them overnight. Boil them for about 10 minutes in the morning. Makes for a much cleaner taste.
  • Take all the ingredients and throw them in a large pot.
  • Cook on high for about 3 hours covered stirring every once in a while.
  • For the last 1/2 hour cook uncovered and you can also add about a T of flour to thicken the sauce if needed. We used brown rice flour.


Recipe Notes

This makes a ton of chili. If you don’t eat it all, it should freeze nicely and then you will have a backup meal for a day when you don’t feel like cooking. This came out so well that we are probably going to make this for our family thanksgiving meal. After all, we are the weird vegans of the family.

sweet potato chili